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What Is Your Leadership Gift? (19 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Over the last few weeks, we've talked a lot about identity and community in the Body of Christ. Three key elements to enjoying life in community are understanding, appreciating, and functioning in the gifts God has given.
As a Christian, you are called to be a leader. God has given you leadership skills to build other people up and to function in your calling.
In this week's session, we are going to look at what the apostle Paul has to say about the giftings, passions, and designs Jesus has given to His body. The process of discovering these orientations is an exciting, life-long adventure.
Main Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-12
- Focus on verse 7 for the gifts and God's grace.
- Focus on verse 11 for unwrapping the gifts.
- Focus on verse 12 for how the gifts keep on giving.
EQUIP: The fivefold ministry gifts
Have your group read EPHESIANS 4:7-12 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: Defining the leadership gifts
A lot of people take personality or strength indicator tests to figure out how they function best. Sometimes this is required for a job application. Job managers like to know what your strengths are so they can put you in the position that would best suit you in their company. These tests can be exciting because they can help us to see something in ourselves that we maybe had never seen before.
God wants us to discover the spiritual leadership gifts He has given us. Paul says, ''To each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift'' (v. 7).
In the Body of Christ, God has given different ''flavors'' of ministry, or leadership service. Here is a list of the ministry roles that Paul mentions (v. 11).
- Apostle: This literally means a ''sent one.'' If we wanted to get fancy, an apostle could be defined as ''a delegated ambassador or representa ...
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